This program is designed for students who are interested in gaining practitioner experience through connecting with community by interning in a nonprofit organization. This program is offered through the Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA), one of Evergreen's public service centers: https://www.evergreen.edu/communitybasedlearning
Sometime during weeks 8-10 of Fall quarter 2022, interested students should contact the faculty (Doreen Swetkis, firstname.lastname@example.org) and CCBLA Director (Ellen Shortt Sanchez email@example.com) about their proposed internship. Please see this link for more information: https://www.evergreen.edu/individualstudy/internships. Students are welcome to seek out their own internship possibilities, and also CCBLA Director Ellen Shortt Sanchez can help connect students with organizations willing to provide internship opportunities. Evergreen's Academic Advising office can help students with completing the in-program internship contract.
Students will hold 10, 20, or 30-hour/week internships (depending upon amount of credits: 8, 12 or 16 credits, respectively) in an organization, and will come to campus for one 4-hour class session per week to learn more about nonprofit administration through seminars, lectures, workshops, guest speakers and/or films. Participation in the 4-hour per week class session is required. There will be common readings, individual written assignments, group work, and a field trip to at least one other nonprofit organization. The CCBLA faculty will connect with the sponsoring organizations and complete a site-visit during the quarter, and will be readily available to meet with students outside of scheduled class time as needed. Internships, site visits, and meetings with faculty outside of class may occur either in person or remotely. The expectation is that we will be able to meet in person for our weekly class sessions.
8-credit option is 10 hours of internship and 4 hours class instruction per week; 12-credit option is 20 hours of internship and 4 hours class instruction per week; 16-credit option is 30 hours of internship and 4 hours of class instruction per week.